For a discussion of the issues relating to climate change induced migration, including the protection of culture and sovereignty from Ilan Kelman’s article “Island Evacuation”, click here.
For an account of the 2006 king tides in Tuvalu from David Cortlett’s book “Stormy Weather”, click here.
Islanders Lose Ground to Rising Seas
For an overview of the challenges facing Tuvalu as a result of climate change from the Friends of the Earth International publication “Voices from Communities Affected by Climate Change”, click here.
To access Tuvalu’s National Adaptation Plan of Action, click here.
To access the 2007-2009 EACH-FOR case study on the migration of Tuvaluans in New Zealand, click here.
BBC Video Article
To watch a brief BBC segment on the threat climate change poses Tuvalu, click here.
IPCC Climate Change 2007: Small Islands
“Small Islands” is Chapter 16 of the IPCC’s fourth report on climate change. This chapter provides the most thorough assessment published as yet of the effects climate change will have on small island states like Kiribati, Tuvalu and Maldives. To access this chapter, click here.
The New Zealand Aid Programme: Tuvalu
The purpose of this Programme is to promote sustainability in Tuvalu. It does this through enhancing Tuvalu’s human resources capacity, outer island development and financial management. To learn more, click here.
The Constitution of Tuvalu
To see Tuvalu’s Constitution and its provision of housing, land and property rights, click here.
National Report to the UNGA Human Rights Council, 1-15 December 2008
This report identifies climate change as a major human rights challenging facing Tuvalu and outlines the Government’s achievements in response to this challenge. Click here to read.
National Strategy for Sustainable Development (Te Kakeega II): 2005-2015
Te Kakeega II outlines challenges to and strategies for Tuvalu’s sustainable development and addresses both housing (7.3) and natural resources (11) which will be directly impacted by climate change. To read this strategy, click here.
Partnership for Development Between Australia and Tuvalu
This partnership, agreed upon in 2009, acknowledges the challenge climate change and sea level rise will pose to development, and involves a commitment from the Australian Government to financially support Te Kakeega II. To read the conditions of this partnership, click here.